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By Pam Lewison
Washington Policy Center 

Grizzlies might be coming to a park or trail near you


October 12, 2023

Apex predators have already saturated the landscape in Northeast Washington. Now, the U.S. Department of Fish & Wildlife and the National Park Service want to add more by reintroducing grizzlies to the North Cascades.

Both federal agencies proposing reintroduction of grizzlies into the North Cascades have invoked Section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act as the trigger for bringing the predators back to Washington. Section 10(j) states federal agencies should, “facilitate reintroductions of listed species by allowing the Service to designate ‘experimental populations.’”

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